Man City target Mendy limps off for France in England friendly

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There will be some worry for France, Monaco and Manchester City after full-back Benjamin Mendy was forced off with an injury against England.

The Monaco defender, who Goal revealed to a target for City last week, suffered a knee problem around the 20th minute after a collision with Raheem Sterling and hobbled off the field.

While he walked away without assistance, he did not return as Barcelona full-back Lucas Digne was substituted in his place a minute later.

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Though Mendy is not yet a City player, that the collision with Sterling caused the injury is reminiscent of another incident last week, which featured Gabriel Jesus suffering a fractured eye socket as a result of an elbow from City team-mate Nicolas Otamendi.

England had jumped out to an early edge in the friendly at Stade de France when Harry Kane scored in the ninth minute of the contest.

However, Samuel Umtiti equalised just a minute after Mendy was substituted off, scoring off the scramble following a free kick. Djibril Sidibe gave France the lead just before the half.